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Plastic finds second life in Portuguese street artist’s work | Amazing

Street artist Bordalo II poses next to one of his creation “Half Lion” (2018) prior to the opening of his exhibition in Paris, France, January 22, 2019. Photo: Reuters

PARIS: A lemur made of damaged car bumpers and bin lids. An owl made from plastic junk. Colorful animals have popped up in Paris as part of a new exhibition by Portuguese street artist Bordalo II, who aims to highlight the effect of waste on the environment.

The artist, whose real name is Artur Bordalo, is bringing his work to the French capital in the exhibit entitled “Accord de Paris” (Paris Agreement), a reference to the 2016 Paris Climate Change Agreement.

Street artist Artur Bordalo II poses next to one of his artworks in Paris on January 22, 2019, ahead of the opening of his exhibition on January 26. Photo: AFP

On display are brightly colored sculptures and artworks depicting animals made with plastic waste Bordalo II finds in recycling centers, rubbish dumps and on the street.

“The idea is not to make something beautiful out of trash, it’s to make people stop and look and understand what’s behind it,” he told Reuters.

Street artist Artur Bordalo II poses next to one of his artworks in Paris on January 22, 2019, ahead of the opening of his exhibition on January 26. Photo: AFP

He represents nature with sculptures of animals rather than plants, “because they are more similar (to) humans”.

“We are destroying the world with our habits,” he said.



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